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An idea i keep having
« on: December 31, 2017, 09:02:45 pm »
so i had this idea for a story, perhaps a novel if i can be bothered. Now that the modern world is interconnected, and all civilization more or less are aware of other cultures' gods, gods of all the various pantheons must now govern their various portfolios by committee, with gods having their hands full attending meetings governing things like marriage, trickery, the hearth, love and so on, to the point they rarely get around to doing mythic god stuff anymore, leading the whole god business to feel like an absurd version of The Office, but with like, Cthulu there. and because the gods are thoughtform creatures(basically egregores on a colossal scale) much of their discussions govern which stories get told, by whom and when. The Judeo-Christian God is making out like a bandit under this system, with Jesus, Muhammed, and Moses enjoying rather cozy positions in this godly bureaucracy, despite a rather frosty and confrontational working relationship with each other. The major gods of older pantheons still hold some sway in this system, but the lesser known and lesser worshipped gods feel oppressed under this system and seek to upset the apple cart and topple Yahweh's hold on their stories and myths. I am not sure which gods would be the protagonists in this story just yet, but in general, the theme would be gods from old pantheons that never get talked about flipping the table on the ones that everyone talks about.
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Re: An idea i keep having
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 07:50:52 am »
Marduk is probably feeling pretty alienated right about now.

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Re: An idea i keep having
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 07:54:13 am »
And I picture Eris just sits around complaining about us like all the time.
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Re: An idea i keep having
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 08:14:33 am »
so i had this idea for a story, perhaps a novel if i can be bothered. Now that the modern world is interconnected, and all civilization more or less are aware of other cultures' gods, gods of all the various pantheons must now govern their various portfolios by committee, with gods having their hands full attending meetings governing things like marriage, trickery, the hearth, love and so on, to the point they rarely get around to doing mythic god stuff anymore, leading the whole god business to feel like an absurd version of The Office, but with like, Cthulu there. and because the gods are thoughtform creatures(basically egregores on a colossal scale) much of their discussions govern which stories get told, by whom and when. The Judeo-Christian God is making out like a bandit under this system, with Jesus, Muhammed, and Moses enjoying rather cozy positions in this godly bureaucracy, despite a rather frosty and confrontational working relationship with each other. The major gods of older pantheons still hold some sway in this system, but the lesser known and lesser worshipped gods feel oppressed under this system and seek to upset the apple cart and topple Yahweh's hold on their stories and myths. I am not sure which gods would be the protagonists in this story just yet, but in general, the theme would be gods from old pantheons that never get talked about flipping the table on the ones that everyone talks about.


My god (pun divinely intended) that sounds like a fucking awesome story  :lulz:
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Re: An idea i keep having
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 11:02:23 pm »
Marduk is probably feeling pretty alienated right about now.
I've actually never heard of Marduk. Could you link me to some resources?
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Re: An idea i keep having
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 08:50:27 pm »
He's the ancient Babylonian god who ousted Tiamat in the Enuma Elish
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Re: An idea i keep having
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 05:57:33 pm »
He's the ancient Babylonian god who ousted Tiamat in the Enuma Elish
Ah k. Now I remember him. I was watching Crash Course mythology and they mentioned Marduk, but I forgot about him afterwards.
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